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Physicians’ Refusals of Patient Demands
An Application of Medical Discernment
This paper will present a series of cases indicating the range of problems that must be considered in determining whether physicians occasionally should refuse to accede to patients’ demands.
KeywordsMoral Agent Patient Demand Normative Claim Hypnotic Drug General Moral Principle
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